Look Who’s Coming to Campus (Extended Edition)

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In the last few days, it has been revealed that a whole slate of different famous/influential/notable/inspiring people are coming to speak at Stanford soon. Here’s a list–you should definitely check at least one of these events out if you are around. And you know all of these people are highly legitimate — they all have Wikipedia pages.
500px-Steven_Chu_official_DOE_portrait.jpgSecretary of Energy Steven Chu [Monday, March 8, 12 pm]: A Nobel-prize winner and former Stanford professor, Chu is hilariously nerdy and will follow his talk with a discussion on “Educating the Energy Generation.”
Tenzin_Gyatzo_foto_1.jpg14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso [Thursday, October 14 (Fall quarter)]: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, will be making his third visit to Stanford in the last 15 years.
Russian Translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky [Wednesday, March 10, 5:15pm]: Pevear and Volokhonsky are widely considered the best translators of Russian literature into English, and their translations have won numerous awards. They will be speaking about “The Translator’s Inner Voice.”
Vanjonesadvisorforgreenjobs.pngFormer White House Green Advisor Van Jones [Saturday, April 17]: Jones, who was Obama’s first appointee to the position as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, etc, will be speaking as part of something called FutureFest. What is FutureFest? Only the future can tell.
Valerie_Jarrett_official_portrait_small.jpg[Thursday, March 4, 4pm]: Jarett is delivering the St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecture through the Program in African and African American Studies. She was recently profiled in the Stanford Magazine.
Tickets for many of these events are available at the ticket office in Tressider (tickets for Jarrett’s talk are already available).

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